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Posted November 29, 2012
I don't know whether Texas really gets it right, but this book d
I don't know whether Texas really gets it right, but this book does. It's every bit as colorful, quirky and energetic as the state itself. While it's clearly more in line with conservative viewpoints, it praises Texas heroes and institutions across the full spectrum, left to right, male and female, representing all walks of life and claims to fame. It also makes for a very pleasant, easygoing read — entertaining and nicely formed into bite-sized chunks. The unpretentious prose, sprinklings of factoids, abundance of illustrations and brightly hued charts are as welcoming as a big Texas "howdy." I give this book four Lone Stars.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 7, 2012
Why People and Businesses are Flocking to Texas
Sam Wyly has spent half a century in Texas building a dozen corporations and watching the state grow into the most desireable business and residential destination in the nation. In his new book, "Texas Got It Right," he and his son Andrew have beautifully chronicled exactly why Texas is succeeding so dramatically and what other states might do to enjoy the same success.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Sam Wyly, one of the most celebrated entrepreneurs in American history, gives Texas much of the credit for his success. In "Texas Got It Right!" he explains how the state evolved from a bastion of oil barons and cattlemen to become host to entrepreneurs of every stripe and the center of clean energy and high tech companies in America. Texas's laws and taxation policies are unashamedly pro-business, and its highly diverse population has found employment rates high despite a population growth that was 8.5 million when Wyly moved there in 1956 and is 26 million today -- and no one pays a state income tax.
Like Wyly's other books, this one is lively, insightful and superbly illustrated. If you like books by people who've actually done the things they write about, you will enjoy this book about the secrets of Texas's wild success.